Gravitational waves - ripples in spacetime - have been detected by scientists a century after Albert Einstein predicted their existence.Read the full story ›
Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein but have never been spotted. Welsh physicists are modelling their astronomical sources.Read the full story ›
Pupils from Blaenymaes Primary School in Swansea had the opportunity of a lifetime today when they took part in a live chat with Tim Peake.Read the full story ›
Imagine if you were a school pupil and had the chance to call an astronaut in space!
That's exactly what pupils from Blaenymaes Primary in Swansea will have the chance to do today.
They're taking part in a live chat with British astronaut Tim Peake at the World Museum in Liverpool.
He'll be demonstrating a number of science experiments which they can then take back to the classroom.
A scientist from Aberystwyth University has had an Antarctic glacier named after him.
Glasser Glacier takes it name from the university's Professor Neil Glasser, who works in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and is also director of its Institute of Geography, History, Politics and Psychology.
I am really honoured to have this glacier named after me. We spent seven weeks on fieldwork in this area of Antarctica in 2011. On all our maps and publications it is called ‘Un-named Glacier’ but it is great to know that from now on it will be known as Glasser Glacier!
Measuring around 1500 metres long and 500 metres wide, Glasser Glacier is on James Ross Island and flows westward from a large ice dome on Lachman Crags. The Antarctic Place-Names Committee named the glacier after Professor Glasser in recognition of the 'significant research' on Ulu Peninsula.
The discovery of a dinosaur on a Welsh beach has hit the headlines across the pond, but maybe we should mention Wales isn't in England.Read the full story ›
A fossil of a dinosaur found by two brothers on a Welsh beach has been named 'dracoraptor hanigani,' which translates as 'dragon robber.'Read the full story ›
People with a passion for the sea are being encouraged to get involved in a new coastal project, aimed at furthering our understanding of marine life.
Organisers of 'Capturing Our Coast', funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund, say the new project is designed to find out more about the species that live on our shores and how we can protect them.
Data will be collected from the coastline in Pembrokeshire, right round to Somerset and down to north Devon.
The data we collect will fill key knowledge gaps such as geographical species distributions, movement of warm water species , and occurrences of invasive non-native species.
The plastic, PVC, was developed in the late nineteenth century and has a wide variety of uses; from water pipes to credit cards.
But its production, from vinyl chloride, has stayed largely unchanged for fifty years.
Now a Cardiff developed process has hit the market in China to increase production. It uses gold as a catalyst which speeds up the conversion of vinyl chloride into PVC.
It's being manufactured at a factory in Shanghai.
Scientists say the catalyst has an unparalleled ability to speed up many reactions and make products cheaper, cleaner, safer and more sustainable.